NJ's Enviro Regulator Finalizes Adoption of FEMA Flood Maps

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection on Monday filed an adoption package to finalize new elevation standards based on federal flood maps, providing much-needed guidance to those rebuilding from the wreckage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

New Jersey's DEP studied the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new flood-insurance maps issued in December, and has filed papers to formally adopt the maps and amend the state's Flood Hazard Area Control Act, which Gov. Chris Christie did provisionally with an emergency rule in January.

DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said adopting...
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